Summer Getaway at Pinamuntugan Island

Pinamuntugan Island has very light sand, though it's not white. But the water is bluish-green. When we were swimming the current was quite strong in some parts that we were being tossed in the water like dolls.

The Breathtaking Aguirangan Island

It took my breath away! Its 1.5-hectare formation with white beach and crystal clear waters was so beautiful!

Jelly Fish: The Rarely Seen Beauty Under the Sea

Have you ever seen a jellyfish up close? I have. I think it's one of the most beautiful creatures of the sea.

August 15, 2009

An Answered Prayer

This day has been great! I feel so blessed! Once again I was given proof that God answers prayers. Lately I've been thinking of a way on how I can serve him in my own little way as a sign of my gratitude for all the goodness He continues to bestow in my life, and I prayed that He lead me to the path He wants me to take. I've made a post previously about my joining the Sign Language Seminar, and now I really believe that God led me to it.

Just this afternoon, after our class, our teacher Lychel requested me to stay behind, so I did. I was curious why because even though I always attend the class I've never really spoken that much to them,. But all of the people in the class are very friendly and nice. Anyway, we talked and I was really surprised when she asked me if I'd be willing to be a part of the core group for the Deaf Ministry. I immediately said yes! It was an answer to my prayer. I feel like I've found my place in God's vineyard and I feel so blessed to be given the chance to serve in this way. I really just can't contain my joy that's why I am writing about it here. Next Saturday I'll be sitting with them in front. I'm looking forward to it a lot. I just really hope I can do my part diligently as we reach out more into the silent world.

August 12, 2009

Back to History and Nature

I think it was two Sundays ago that my friends from work and I made our little adventure in the historical part of Manila. Care to take a guess where? Hmm, it was in Luneta Park! Hehe. It was fun! Our first stop was Lapu-Lapu's statue. He had great pictorial there. And then we checked out the Relief Map of the Philippines. We were just on our way to exploring the rest of the park when the rain came pouring. Good thing the Museu was open, so we just decided to explore the nation's treasures there. It was really our lucky day because there was no entrance fee. The guard there said it was free during Sundays. The rain was pouring down real hard there that is why we spent most of the day there. We didn't have the chance to go to Intramuros.

Our next stop was Ocean Park. Again we had a splendid time. There were all kinds of sea creatures - fish, starfish, and even sea horses! It was my first time to see one live.

Anyway, here are some photos of our little adventure with history and nature.

August 4, 2009

Reaching Out to the Silent World

I think it was back in high school or maybe elementary when I first became amazed by Sign Language. I used to refer to the illustrations at the back of my notebook then, and I imitate the figures of the hands drawn there. But as I got older...and busier, the interest left me as well. I guess it's just natural when one becomes wrapped up in other things. But, even though it's been years, I found out that, the desire to learn Sign Language hasn't entirely left me.

Last February, there was a Sign Language seminar at Pasay Adventist Church, which I joined. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend all sessions. If I remember it right, there were three, and I was only able to attend one.

But I was again given the chance to learn when someone from the PAC Deaf Ministry texted me, informing me about the upcoming Sign Language Seminar every Saturday afternoon. To make the long story short, I attended the first session last Saturday. We started with the basics. All in all, it was very interesting, especially interacting with the people in the silent world. I hope I can attend all 10 sessions and be used in reaching out to the silent world for HIS work...

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